Thursday, June 16, 2016

Product Design Summer Camp 2016 - Thessaloniki (Greece)

July 4-15, 2016
Monday to Friday: 17:00-21:00 Lectures | 10:00-17:00 Group work sessions (optional)
International Hellenic University, Thessaloniki (Greece)

During the last decade product design globally headed toward understanding actual consumer needs and its creative incorporation in the design of innovative products. For this reason, it is necessary to adopt an integral approach to product development, more specifically, a multidimensional strategy that considers entrepreneurial, mechanical, and design related skills and competencies. The Product Design Summer Camp participants will have the chance to develop their knowledge and expertise in design, digital representation (Rhino), packaging, as well as the use of cutting-edge machinery such as 3D printers and laser cutters for the production of artifacts of high specifications.

The aim of this 2-week intensive Summer Camp is to acquaint participants with aspects of product design by providing up-to-date knowledge and an overview of the latest developments in the field. The latest research in product design along with state-of-the-art CAD/CAE/CAM techniques, coupled with a design-oriented approach, will be presented by senior academics and award-winning designers who are experts in their relevant fields, combining theory and practice in a hands-on approach.

  • Innovation Driven Entrepreneurship
  • Product Development
  • 3D Modeling* - 3D Printing – Rendering
  • Engineering - CAE tools – Reverse Engineering
  • Product Identity - Branding – Packaging
*The Summer Camp includes several different processes within the workflow of product design, including two days of modeling in Rhino.

Course credits
A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the end of the program to all participants who have fulfilled the course requirements. Students/graduates taking the course for credit at their home institutions will also have to deliver an oral presentation on the last day of the Summer Camp and a written documentation of all stages of the Product Design Summer Camp (in pdf format) to obtain 4 ECTS credits. Since degree requirements vary among universities, students/graduates should ensure, preferably in advance, that their college or university will recognize such certification and award the suggested credits.

Product Design Summer Camp 2016 welcomes applicants from a wide range of educational backgrounds. Participants may be students and graduates of related disciplines (Product Design, Architecture, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Fine Arts, Engineering, Automation, Management, Economics, etc.). Applications from other professionals with an interest in product design will also be considered. Lectures will be in English. Applicants should be fluent in the English language.

Extended deadline for applications: Friday 24 June 2016

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